Help me fix this

I find it hard to login into my wordpress; Error establishing a database connection

This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or that contact with the database server at localhost could not be established. This could mean your host’s database server is down.

  • Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
  • Are you sure you have typed the correct hostname?
  • Are you sure the database server is running?

how can i fix this?

Hello @whykay - welcome to the Local community! :wave:

Can you explain where you are receiving this error? Can you also please provide information about your setup?

  • Local version
  • OS
  • Site specifications:
    – WordPress version
    – Web server
    – PHP version
    – Database

Thank you,


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